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Asparagus, Bacon & Herbed Cheese Pizza Recipe

Asparagus, Bacon & Herbed Cheese Pizza Recipe

A zesty pizza that’s especially nice with spring asparagus but lovely all year round when you add mozzarella and bacon. — Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2-1/4 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet; brush top with 4 teaspoons oil. Top with mozzarella cheese, asparagus and bacon. Drop spreadable cheese by teaspoonfuls over pizza. Sprinkle with pepper flakes; drizzle with remaining oil.
  • 2. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 407 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 748 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Asparagus, Bacon & Herbed Cheese Pizza

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"In my family, anything with bacon is automatically good! We didn't have spreadable cheese, but a few teaspoons of crumbled bleu cheese added plenty of flavor. I was afraid that the asparagus wouldn't be tender with such short cooking time, but it was just fine. This is a nice twist to pizza that is quick, easy, and delicious."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Fixed this tonight for the first time and it "will not" be the last. Hubby an I enjoyed this very much. Thanks for a great pizza."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"My family really liked this! Pretty quick to make, too!"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"wowweeee wow wow!! my husband, son, and I are head over heels for this pizza! I found a recipe online for garlic-herb cheese spread at The end result was absolutely scrumptious! I'm forwarding it to friends!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Oh my goodness - this is so delicious. I lightened it up with a little less olive oil & center cut bacon. I also subbed Hidden Valley Garlic Parmesan spread for the Garlic Herb spread. This recipe is definitely a keeper in my house!!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Just tried it. . . pretty good. Added mushrooms & sliced pepperoncini."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.